Tuesday, May 22, 2018

VIDEO: The Science behind Yoga and Stress - UpliftTV


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This is an excellent 9 min video that describes the science behind yoga.

"Dr. Mithu Storoni, a medical doctor, neuroscientist, and yoga teacher, explains the neuroscience behind yoga and why it is so effective in reducing stress."



https://uplift.tv/2018/science-behind-yoga-stress/ 

Friday, April 20, 2018

A Message of Mastery from Archangel Michael via Shanta Gabriel

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Something about this post from Shanta really hit home and was very moving for me today.  So I felt it should be shared....

Peace,
Mike




A Message of Mastery from Archangel Michael via Shanta Gabriel

Dear Ones,

We will speak today of Mastery. Mastery of yourself in the world becomes the principle that allows you to thrive on the Earth, where discipline and focus are essential. However, this discipline is not in a harsh or strict sense of being, but more from alignment with your Highest Self.

Withdraw your focus from attention to the waves of change going on in the world. Instead, create a deep system of roots and core connections to the world of Nature and the Earth that supports and nourishes you on an energetic level. You will find that this focus will serve you in greater ways than you have known before.

Mastery is made simple when one can stay in alignment with the soul’s highest reality in any given moment. This allows you to be in the center of your being in full awareness, no matter what is going on outside of you.

The integration of Light Frequencies is a process that allows you to become a master of your energy system in this new time of awakening. Awareness of this process accentuates your inner knowing and allows a deeper connection to your Core of Truth to be available in each moment. You are opening doors to new higher frequencies when you integrate the waves of light as they come to you.

Know that as you fully embody these frequencies you become more whole, which allows life to take on more joy. There is an ability to move from your core with more ease and a deeper awareness within your heart as you awaken to the Divine in every moment. This means that you are truly living in your Light Body in a 5thDimensional world.

Throughout time there have been moments that require you to step into your role as a spiritual warrior. This is one of those times, as you become aligned with your soul at the deepest core of your being, letting that impulse your action in the world. The strength of the warrior also includes the gentle fierceness of Compassion acting as the fire of Truth within you. Wisdom and Love combined with the Power of your center ignites this Compassion, so it is the expansive energy awakening in your energy field at this time.

The decisiveness of the warrior is balanced by the compassion of the heart, thus becoming the centering aspect that supports your mastery on the Earth. Deep humility becomes a core attribute as the warrior recognizes that all is accomplished only through the Will of the Divine. Not my will but thy will be done, as it has been said. Then surrender takes place within the solar plexus as it lets go of self-righteousness. When you do this, a surprisingly calm inner strength is created for you within the balance of Love, Wisdom and Power.

Compassion becomes a balancing agent in your life that can activate your inner gyroscope. Trust that as you set this balancing energy into motion with your intentions, a new way of life unfolds.

Mastery of your emotional and mental components creates your energetic foundation as your alignment with the Higher Focus of Will activates your guidance system for life, then all is truly well.

And so it is.

Shanta Gabriel for
Archangel Michael
April 17, 2018
www.ShantaGabriel.com

Monday, January 8, 2018

Angel Number 96 - Be of Service to Others, Ask Heaven for Help and Come from a Place of Love

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I am very much into numbers and numerology and always have been very aware of numbers as they present themselves throughout the day.  In one of my original posts back in 2011, I mention my interest in Doreen Virtue's Angel Numbers book.  I used to it constantly as I have memorized many of the numbers and their meanings.

http://www.spiritualcrossroads.org/2011/01/psychic-and-numerology.html 

One of my favorite numbers is 96 as it represents to me what life is all about.  We are working our way to heaven/ascension by being of service to ourselves and others.  This number will remind me of that ever important focus of helping others and when not sure what to do, then give it to God, angels and ascended masters for support.

Peace and Cheers,
Mike

Below is the actual reading for the number 96:

With respect to your Divine
life purpose, put all of your
focus onto the spiritual
aspects (such as helping
others, asking for Heaven to
support you, and coming
from a place of love). Give
any earthly concerns about

your purpose to God and the angels.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Sacred Geometry -- Prints from Francesca's Love Art


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I stumbled upon this amazing artist who is divinely guided to create amazing geometric artistry.  Sacred geometry is at the core of creation throughout the universe.  It can be seen in of all life on this planet as well...you just have to look for it.

I highly recommend supporting this talented artist and her work.  Her energy and demeanor are of a very high vibration...

Here is her youtube channel as well:    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU6PowB16LxfeFKQm9cCbmQ 

The Cosmic Eye Of Horus - Divine Goddess 



Her Description

It's my own take on an ancient Egyptian symbol 😊 have been wanting to do this for a while and it feels great that I have done it!!
This symbol represents the Egyptian Goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet and the eye of Horus which symbolises royal power, protection and wisdom as well as the three states of consciousness.. My intention for this piece is to uplift the goddess/Divine feminine energies even more bringing more higher consciousness, vitality and wisdom onto Earth 💗🌎💗 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Create a simple Potato Battery to power LED lights in developing countries

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What a great way to provide lighting to areas where electricity is unavailable and potatoes are in abundance or easily grown. 

Potato battery
Source:

Potatoes offer more than just a valuable source of nutrition, now they can also power your lights and computers, say Israeli researchers.

The scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) have discovered that potatoes can be used as organic batteries, providing a cheap, immediate and easy to use source of green power to parts of the world that currently lack electrical infrastructure.

It’s a development that could improve the quality of life of 32 percent of the developing non-OECD populations – some 1.8 billion people.

The new organic electric battery can provide the power source to meet significant, low-power needs such as lighting, telecommunication, and information transfer.

“A person with two left hands could do it,” Prof. Haim D. Rabinowitch of the university’s Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment tells ISRAEL21c. “It’s like making a sandwich of two metal sheets and a piece of cooked potato in between.”

Humble potato is the top choice

Rabinowitch, research student Alex Golberg from the university’s School of Computer Science and Engineering, together with Prof. Boris Rubinsky at the University of California at Berkeley, have been studying the electrolytic process in living matter for use in various applications, including the generation of electric energy for self-powered implanted medical electronic devices.

The professor explains that all organic tissue can serve in the construction of such a cell and generate electricity. “It is possible to replace the potato with liver tissue (for example) or any other tissue in our body for self-powered implanted medical electronic devices. Think of a pacemaker that gets its power by contact with the heart tissue or muscles. Such a pacemaker does not require a battery and never stops – as long as the tissue is there.”

Practically all organic matter can be used to generate electrical current through electrolysis, but some produce electricity more efficiently than others do. The humble potato was selected for the study because it is widely available almost all year-round, is grown in 130 countries over a wide range of climates (in 2007 alone 325 million tons of potatoes were produced), it isn’t messy, stores well for months and is cheap to buy.

In their research, the scientists found a new way to construct an efficient battery using zinc and copper electrodes and a slice of potato. They also discovered that the simple action of boiling a potato prior to use in electrolysis increases electric power up to 10 fold over an untreated potato, and enables the battery to work for days, and even weeks.

Initially, the researchers believed that the energy stored in the potato tuber (which is 15 to 22% starch) was the main source of power, but they then saw that output was low. Hypothesizing that the resistance of the tissue was reducing the output efficiency, they applied a technique called irreversible electroporation which damages membranes but not a cells’ other components or molecules.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Franklin Cover Up is only the tip of the Iceberg -- George HW Bush is a known evil pedophile

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This article sort of speaks for itself...It is time for this madness to stop.


Video banned and article summarizing it:

https://youtu.be/AY-F5JoHoho


The Franklin Cover Up is only the tip of the Iceberg

By Stew Webb, Veterans Today

George HW Bush is a known evil pedophile, who ran a Congressional Blackmail Child Sex Ring during the 1980s known as “Operation Brownstone and Operation Brownstar”, and later to become known as “The Finders or The Franklin Coverup”.

U.S. Vice President George HW Bush would sneak children over to Senator Barney Frank’s condo, known as a “Brownstone” to their famous cocktail parties, where U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senators — some willing and some unwilling participants — got a taste of the “Voodoo Drug” in their drink.


To prove a case, you need one that was involved in an operation or a witness or documents; in this case, U.S. Customs documents prove the case without getting anyone still living killed.

Inside the (scribd) document below is an article that appeared in US News and World report December 27 1993, entitled “Through a Glass Very Darkly”. This includes cops, spies and a very old investigation — also copies of the U.S. Customs Reports where the names are not blacked out.

You may have purchased a set with the names blacked out from dirty FBI-CIA blackmailer Ted Gunderson, a known thief, liar and killer — a true “Daddy Bush FBI Troll, who surfaced in the 1990s to run cover for Bush and to identify those children who still may be living, who could be a liability to Bush, Gunderson and CIA George Pender’s Congressional Child Sex Blackmail Operation known as “Brownstar”.


Ted Gunderson surfaced in the early 1990s as the so-called investigator in the Franklin Savings and Loan case against Larry King a Black Republican, who introduced George HW Bush at the 1988 Republican Convention as America’s next President.


Ted Gunderson was there to get rid of any witnesses or children from “Boys Town”, an orphanage for all boys, many of whom had been transported to Washington DC and raped by these pedophiles in Bush-Gunderson-Pender Child Sex Ring known as “Operation Brownstar”.

The true story never has been told that children from orphanages all across America during the 1980s came to Washington DC, paid by the US Taxpayers, to unknowingly participate in the Congressional Blackmail Child Sex Ring.

Daddy Bush, Dick Cheney, John Sununu, according to sources, would be standing in line to greet the children and their caretakers as they came to the Vice President’s Home and or the White House for their specially invited tour at US Government expense.


Bush, Cheney and Sununu would ask, “what’s your name”, and later just before dinner time, a call from the White House came into the hotel where the children were staying to the Caretakers inviting Little Billy, Mary, Johnny, Timmy, and Pam to the White House State dinner that evening.

The caretakers thought it would be good for the children, since the White House could not accommodate the entire orphanage.

Gunderson and Pender, who ran the operation, dispatched the limo at Bush’s request, and the female would take the children to the limo and immediately give them a Coke or Pepsi with the VOODOO DRUG in it, and they were off to U.S. Senator Barney Frank’s pad, known as a “Brownstone”.


Of course, the U.S. Senators and U.S. Reps were there with the good-looking female prostitutes who would help get the congressmen and senators drunk on the “VOODOO DRUG”, so when Daddy Bush, Dick Cheney, John Sununu and others showed up at the party and the children in the limo arrived, the female prostitutes left and the child sex party started, with U.S. Vice President George HW Bush, Richard Cheney, John Sununu and others showing the VOODOO drunk congressman and senators how to have sex raping children, while the cameras were running.


Someone pretending to be from the White House would call the caretakers back at the hotel and would tell them the children fell asleep and are staying the night here at the White House and will be returned before lunch tomorrow.

The caretakers did not suspect a thing until 6 months later when their children were sitting in front of the TV watching the News and waiting for dinner, when many would jump up and point to the TV and say “He put his thing in me”, as the children pointed to either their rectum or the female side. These caretakers began to ask questions and did not know whom to call.

Some called “People Magazine”, which spent a million dollars investigating all of America’s orphanages and found this was true, with those children selected out at the White House being greeted by these known pedophiles: Bush, Cheney and Sununu.

The story was never told by “People Magazine”. The Journalist I talked to on many occasions in the late 1980s and early 1990s was never allowed to publish the story.

Related: Banned Discovery Channel Documentary Exposes: Highest Government Officials are Part of Pedophilia Ring


 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Where do your Catholic Church Tithe donations go? $4 Billion on child molestation lawsuit settlements...National Catholic Reporter

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Below is a re-post of a great research article done by the National Catholic Reporter.  With all the #METOO talk around sexual harassment, Harvey Weinstein, Pizzagate, Pedogate and Catholic Church child molestation, I felt it necessary to post this enlightening article about their massive settlement payoffs.  Having grown up Catholic and not practicing any longer, I have many family and friends who still are.  If I were still Catholic, I would have been very upset about the shear magnitude of individual donations going to victims and their families.  They deserve it but it doesn't make up for years of mental and emotional anguish suffered by the victims.  Really makes you wonder HOW much money the church is hoarding in its coffers???

I recently watched both "Spotlight" (Boston Globe's expose on church cover-up of priest child sex abuse) and "The Keepers" documentary (Baltimore area all girls school where priests molested/raped girls and then murdered a nun who was going to expose them).   They were both very difficult to watch because of the hurt caused to these innocent children and the depth, breadth and complicity of the church hierarchy, local police, media and government had in covering it up.

All is in the process of being uncovered and will hopefully put an end to all the sexual harassment, abuse, sacrifice and trafficking of innocent women and children.

WHERE DO CHURCH DONATIONS GO? THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS USED ALMOST $4 BILLION SETTLING CHILD MOLESTATION LAWSUITS
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/11/12/where-do-church-donations-go-the-catholic-church-has-used-almost-4-billion-settling-child-molestation-lawsuits/
National Catholic Reporter research: Costs of sex abuse crisis to US church underestimated
by Jack RuhlDiane Ruhl -- Nov 2, 2015

https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/ncr-research-costs-sex-abuse-crisis-us-church-underestimated 





The U.S. Catholic church has incurred nearly $4 billion in costs related to the priest sex abuse crisis during the past 65 years, according to an extensive NCR investigation of media reports, databases and church documents.
In addition, separate research recently published calculates that other scandal-related consequences such as lost membership and diverted giving has cost the church more than $2.3 billion annually for the past 30 years.
Between 1950 and August of this year, the church has paid out $3,994,797,060.10, NCR found.
That figure is based on a three-month investigation of data, including a review of more than 7,800 articles gleaned from LexisNexis Academic and NCR databases, as well as information from BishopAccountability.org and from reports from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Up until now, "nearly $3 billion" has been the most widely cited figure by media, academics and activists for the cost to the U.S. church for clergy sex abuse and its cover-up. NCR research shows that figure is too low, probably by as much as a billion dollars -- and perhaps much more.

There are no uniform reporting standards for public disclosure of financial records for U.S. Catholic dioceses. For example, of the 197 dioceses and eparchies that are members of the U.S. bishops' conference, NCR could find only 60 that had made some kind of public financial report available for 2014. 
Previous reporting (NCR, Feb. 27-March 12) found the quality of these financial disclosures varies dramatically. Very little information about how much a particular diocese spent on counseling for victims of abuse or for monitoring priest offenders can be found in these reports.Making direct comparisons between NCR figures and official figures from the bishops' conference is difficult, perhaps impossible, for a number of reasons:
  • The NCR research relies largely on media reports, which tend to report only court cases or large settlements and in major media markets. Areas with little media coverage will be underrepresented in the results.
  • Settlements with nondisclosure or confidentiality restrictions are not included in the results. NCR found nearly 150 such settlements since 1950, most (74) in 2003 or before, but many even in recent years, seven in 2015 alone. Media rarely report routine financial data related to sex abuse, such as a particular diocese's cost of training church volunteers to be in compliance with the U.S. bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
  • Information from the bishops is incomplete. Because of the way they report on sex abuse, they provide no data for 2003, and data released after 2013 isn't directly comparable to data released before 2013 because of changing data collection methods.
  • NCR figures are reported for the year in which the settlement was reached and announced (the year the liability was recognized), while the bishops' figures are reported for the year the costs were actually paid out. This partially accounts for the large differences in amounts reported by NCR and amounts reported by the bishops in certain years. For example, some settlements are reached during one year, but the money is not distributed to victims until the next year or later.
The annual reports issued since 2004 by the bishops' Office for the Protection of Children and Young People have their own set of problems. As NCR has previously reported, the data collection is voluntary. The most recent annual reports have compliance rates of about 98 percent for dioceses and 70 percent for religious orders, but early reports had much lower reporting rates.


And the data are self-reported, unaudited and issued in aggregate. Data can't be double-checked or specific dioceses examined.
The NCR examination of reports from around the country unearthed amounts previously unreported in official church financial disclosures as well as amounts left out of reporting on other databases because they were not considered major settlements or judgments against the church.
Only data about settlements and judgments in two specific periods, 1950-2002 and 2004-2013, can be directly compared between the NCR research and reports from the U.S. bishops. (See accompanying charts below.)
While the NCR investigation unearthed amounts not reported in 2004-2013 by Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), there was no way to determine precisely which amounts those are.
NCR arrived at its $3.99 billion total by adding to its findings two other sets of figures reported by the bishops:
  • The cost in 2004-2013 for therapy for victims ($78 million); support for offenders ($142 million); attorneys' fees ($433 million); child protection efforts, including training, background checks, safe environment coordinators, and other measures ($259 million); and for "other costs," a designation covering such items as abuse investigations, insurance premiums, emergency assistance for victims and monitoring service for offenders ($47 million).
  • $96,832,258.22 for similar services for the period 1950-2002 reported in the 2004 report by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Dollar amounts for such services for other periods are not available, but most certainly would have been and are being spent. For this reason, the $3.99 billion figure is almost certainly a low estimate.
As a way of illustrating the magnitude of the costs to the U.S. church, if that amount were divided evenly among the nation's 197 dioceses, each would receive nearly $20 million.
In attempting to compile as thorough a record as possible, articles surfaced that provided some insight into why it will probably be impossible to ever get a complete picture. In 2002, for instance, The Washington Post reported that three years earlier a judge gave permission to the Milwaukee archdiocese to shred documents that it wanted destroyed because those papers "showed how much money it had spent on treatment, litigation and settlements related to sex abuse."
Other articles recount the efforts by the church in several states to block legislation that would either temporarily lift or permanently alter statutes of limitations, laws governing how long victims have to report allegations of sex abuse. The cost of this work, done through bishops' state Catholic conferences, is not publicly reported and can't be included in cost estimates.
It is probably impossible to calculate the effect such great losses have had on the church's ministries and outreach, since some of the restructuring of the church in the United States has simply resulted from shifts in population from old centers of Catholic life in the Northeast and Upper Midwest to the South and Southwest.
However, Charles Zech, director of Villanova University's Center for Church Management and Business Ethics, said that just the interest off the amounts lost over the years to the sex abuse crisis would help the church more justly compensate its lay workforce.
Zech, who has strongly criticized Catholics' lack of support for the church (he points out that Catholic giving is half that of Protestants), said bishops also are responsible for financial shortfalls that affect the level of ministry and the level of pay. "We don't treat our laypeople very well," he said, noting that one of the prevailing attitudes is that there is no need to pay lay ministers a decent wage because they are performing ministries.
[Jack Ruhl is a professor of accountancy at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. Diane Ruhl, a clergy abuse survivor, is a registered nurse and veterinarian in Kalamazoo.]
Settlements and judgments against the church
2002 and before (USCCB)2004-2013 (CARA)Total (USCCB and CARA)
$ 475,674,835.73$ 2,044,614,703.00$ 2,520,289,538.73
NCR researchNCR researchNCR research
$ 290,413,017.88$ 2,343,003,083.00$ 2,633,416,100.88
DifferenceDifferenceDifference
$ 185,261,817.85$ 298,388,380.00$ 113,126,562.15
Note: These figures do not include other costs associated with the abuse crisis, such as therapy for victims, support of offenders, and operation of safe environment programs.
Sources: Jack and Diane Ruhl/US Conference of Catholic Bishops/CARA

YearBishops' data on settlements
and judgments
NCR data on settlements
and judgments
2002 & before$ 475,674,835.73$ 290,413,017.88
2003No comparable data$ 187,659,500.00
2004$ 106,241,809.00$ 152,099,500.00
2005$ 399,037,456.00$ 256,854,000.00
2006$ 277,213,420.00$ 226,302,000.00
2007$ 526,226,283.00$ 1,134,022,583.00
2008$ 374,408,554.00$ 94,102,000.00
2009$ 63,575,843.00$ 52,814,000.00
2010$ 88,737,073.00$ 36,699,000.00
2011$ 73,681,782.00$ 321,100,000.00
2012$ 68,302,318.00$ 14,255,000.00
2013$ 67,190,165.00$ 54,755,000.00
2014Not comparable time frame$ 61,210,000.00
2015Not yet available$ 55,650,000.00
TOTAL$ 2,520,289,538.73$ 2,937,935,600.88
Note: These figures do not include other costs associated with the abuse crisis, such as therapy for victims, support of offenders, and operation of safe environment programs.
Sources: Jack and Diane Ruhl/US Conference of Catholic Bishops/CARA

This story appeared in the Nov 6-19, 2015 print issue under the headline: NCR research: Costs of sex abuse crisis to US church underestimated